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How to File a Title IX Complaint

Sexual assault and sexual violence is a crime.

If you believe you or someone else that is part of the Clemson University community has been discriminated against based on sex, or has been a victim of sexual harassment or sexual violence, make a report to one or more of the following offices immediately:

A. Criminal Reporting – If the alleged harassment/discrimination is a crime, a report should be made to the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) or other appropriate law enforcement agency if the incident occurred off campus. To make a criminal report to CUPD call 911 or 864-656-2222. Away from campus, concerned persons should call 911.

B. Non-criminal Internal Complaint Processes – In addition to the criminal process, the following internal complaint process is available. The process includes a prompt, fair, impartial investigation and resolution. It is conducted by individuals who receive annual training on issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. Both the complainant and respondent are entitled to the same opportunity to have an advisor present at institutional disciplinary proceedings and/or related meetings. Both the complainant and respondent will be simultaneously informed in writing of the outcome of the process, any changes to the outcome before it becomes final, and when the outcome is final.

Complaints alleging sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking committed by a student (undergraduate or graduate), employee, or someone affiliated with Clemson University should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Alesia Smith. Persons found in violation of the university’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. In student cases, the complainant and the alleged perpetrator have the same appeal rights.

Retaliation against an individual who has filed a Title IX complaint is prohibited at Clemson University.


For more information, contact the Office of Access and Equity.